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As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.
NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar, send the pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.
Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historic assets. Historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities, ensuring vibrant, special places full of character. This means looking beyond architecture to what makes historic towns and neighborhoods thrive – actively used historic buildings, healthy businesses, and community gathering spaces being paramount.
Located in the streets of downtown Jacksonville. Lineup is not complete, but acts announced include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sheila E, Lohai, the Bad Plus, Euge Groove, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, the Vijay Iyer Sextet, the Champian Fulton Quartet, the Chris Thomas Band, the 4 Korners, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys and the Noel Freidline Quintet with Maria Howell. Free. jacksonvillejazzfestival.com
Stoopidheads VIP package includes a ticket, backpack, foil poster, beach towel, koozie, collectable wristband, exclusive merch item, and a viewing area and early entry where applicable.
Come to the BIGGEST JAX Chamber Downtown Council event of the year – 2018’s Painting of the PawPrints!
Attendance is free, but registration is requested.
Beginning at the base of the Main Street Bridge to TIAA Bank Field, attendees will paint the 330+ PawPrints along Bay Street.
Afterward, all are invited to enjoy a family friendly after-party in Lot K that will include Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR of the Jaguars and D-Line.
There will be “draffles” prizes, with proceeds going toward children’s programs in the Jacksonville Downtown community.
And don’t miss our pre- and after-parties at Manifest Distilling! Proceeds from Manifest sales during these times will go to the JAX Chamber Downtown Council.
Pre-Party: 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 27 (until closing)
After Party: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28 (until closing)
Video games, a charity art auction, food trucks, dancing, DJs, live music, Cosplay, selfie spots, and more for Jacksonville’s award winning Gaming + Art event!
We’re going all out this year with extra perks for VIPs, more games, dance-offs, crafting stations, art, a funko exhibit, and special exhibits dedicated to Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and all the gamer stuff you’ve come to love at GAAM!
This GAAM is going to be OVER 9000! RSVP to GAAM today to win prizes and join your friends at the ultimate nerd charity party! 🎉🎮
P.S. Don’t forget, GAAM is for grown ups. Kids…you can go to GAAM when you get old enough. MUHAHAHAHA!
It’s time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of summer in Jax.
Artwalk headquarters is at Hemming Park with live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities and fun bounce houses
8+ Art & Culture Venues
16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
36+ Total Stops
Green Lion Festival is a festival that seeks to promote and elevate the awareness of green-focused businesses and organizations in Jacksonville. We aspire to be a green and eco-friendly festival while reaching out to the community.
This year’s event will take place during First Wednesday Art Walk and will promote awareness of green-focused business, innovative organizations, and community outreach.
Join us for the opening reception of Jacksonville: A Tale of My City. The photographers in this exhibit capture the identity of our city’s neighborhoods through their lenses. This collection of images will explore how our past affects our present, and what it means to be a community. Neighborhoods can come together to strengthen civic engagement.
• Jax Makerspace Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City
On view until 8PM
• 2nd Floor- Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Wes Lester
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Bob Self
• 4th Floor Special Collections – Ax Handle Saturday Photo Exhibition
Activities and performances will happen throughout the evening. Join us for what will be another celebrated exhibition for our city!
Exhibit runs through Oct. 21.
A celebration of the legacy of Jerry Garcia and friends 🤹🏽♀️🗾🥁🎹A. Real. Good. Time. 🎼🎸🎏
Bands include Ouija Brothers, Glass Camels, Old Dawgs New Tricks and The Good Wood Band.
Vendors include Tanya Ambrose Designs, Tim Bullard’s Collections, Rhonna’s Amazing Tie Dye, Don Lester’s Gemstones, Christian Daley’s wrapped gems, Lori Berkey’s Creations and Botanical Boutiques.
Food available from Murray Hillbilly Foodtruck.
Drum circle begins at 4:20
Bring your drums, shakers, bells….
Get there on time, gonna be some suRpriZes🙃
*Bring your family, hula hoops, bubbles, hacky sacks, kites, frisbees. It might rain, and it might stop. The music will be inside and cool.
Something is brewing in Historic Springfield!
Hosted by a series of businesses on Main Street, we’ll be bringing you a unique experience for Jacksonville with good tunes, amazing food, hand-crafted beer proudly brewed in Springfield and activities for all.
~ The Hungry Five and Friends German Band
~ Kalani Rose Duo
~ Ouija Brothers
~ Wurstbusters serving traditional brats in front of Main and Six Brewing
~ Eddis and Sons serving Philly Cheesesteaks, traditional and with a twist
~ El agave azul Jacksonville serving authentic Mexican Street Fare
~ A&A Italian Ice with cold, sweet snacks
Crispy’s Springfield Gallery hosting traditional Oktoberfest Beer Games ~ Start practicing and stay tuned for more details on game entry times.
ID’s WILL BE CHECKED
Planning to enjoy a tasty adult beverage? Bring a $1 and your ID. All guests 21+ who would like to partake in alcoholic drinks must be wearing an event branded wristband. All money goes back towards expenses to produce this event.
ID’s can be checked at the following tents:
~ Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room & Biergarten Tent & Oktoberfest brews
~ The Block Skate Supply – join them for skateboarding street elements and cool swag
~ 1748 Bakehouse on display in front of their new location on main street
~ Strings Sports Brewery our soon-to-be open, newest brewery in Historic Springfield. Stop by their tent for free beer samples and they’re revealing a new item food item that will be on their menu and handing out samples.
~ Atomic on Main, stop by the boutique store for all things fun & funky
~ Belle Époque Realty Services LLC tent will have all the best listings in Historic Springfield and our urban core. Find your new home!
~ Maddy D’s Sweets and Confections with delicious decorated cookies available.
~ Guanajuato Gardens offering gorgeous handmade Mexican Talavera tiles and garden accessories
~ Zany Du Designs handmade, screen printed gifts for all the cutest loved ones in your life
~ Sherika Originals makes handcrafted embellishments for all occassions
~ stenotab is a local clothing retailer that uses natural fibers to bring you the coziest clothes.
~ Face Painting by Shauna ~
~ Family & Dog Friendly as well ~
Sponsored by Bank of America, this is the 40th Anniversary of Pride in Jacksonville, and organizers are working hard to make this the biggest and best year yet. The parade is a 3-mile celebration through the most prominent LGBTQIA+ communities in Jacksonville and past thousands of supporters along the route. It will begin promptly at 4 p.m. There are great spots to watch the parade all along the route with nearly 100 entries this year.
Parade route: Starts at corner of Park and Willowbranch, heads east on Park, north on King, east on Post, south on Stockton, east on Park through 5 Points and ending at Riverside Park between Margaret and College.